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Charleston nonprofit gets thousands for Hatian relief

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - On the six-month anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, a South Carolina nonprofit organization is getting thousands of dollars to help provide clean water to quake victims.

Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina presents a $30,000 check Monday to Water Missions International.

Water Missions assembles water purification systems that can treat 10,000 gallons of water a day, enough to provide for 5,000 people.

The purification systems have 275-gallon tanks in steel cages that can be put on trucks and taken to remote areas. Units include generators that operate pumps to purify water from ponds or streams.

Water Missions International estimates it has provided safe drinking water to more than 1.5 million people in 40 countries. It was founded in 2001.

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